August 24 & 25, 2024
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-6pm

Event Information

The Richmond Maritime Festival returns for its 21st annual edition! Come celebrate the city’s diverse heritage at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site from August 24 to 25, 2024. The festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 6pm.

The entire 8-acre Historic Site will be open to the public and visitors will discover delightful surprises around every corner. This FREE event is open to everyone and is for all ages.

The natural, nautical splendour of the oldest shipyard in British Columbia will come to life with maritime-themed activities over the festival weekend. Come and enjoy live music, food trucks, artists, and a display of beautifully restored wooden boats and ships.

Located along the Steveston Channel on the south arm of the Fraser River, Britannia represents an important era in the historical development of Richmond. Originally a cannery before being converted into a shipyard, the Historic Site today features 12 heritage buildings that tell the many stories of the multicultural residents and fisheries workers: Chinese, European, First Nations and Japanese-Canadians. Festival-goers can also tour many of the historic buildings, several of which have been restored to reflect their original roles in the West Coast fishing industry.

The Richmond Maritime Festival is brought to you by the Richmond Arts Coalition, the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site Society and Anigraph Productions with funding support from the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Heritage Building Communities through Arts and Heritage grant program, the BC Arts Council, and the Province of British Columbia

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